Software Update: ExifTool 12.33

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Phil Harvey has released version 12.33 of ExifTool. ExifTool is a free and cross-platform program that allows the metadata of a large number of files can be managed and edited. It works from the command line, but there are third-party solutions available that allow it to be used with a graphical user interface as well. New versions appear regularly, but most releases are made available under the beta flag. This update is also referred to as a development version, the last stable release is version 12.30. Since version 12.31, the following changes and improvements have been made:

Changes in version 12.33:

  • Added support for DNG version
  • Added two new Sony LensType values ​​(thanks Jos Roost and LibRaw)
  • Added some new elements to the XMP-crs:Look structure (thanks Herb)
  • Added a few new IPTC XMP tags (thanks Michael Steidl)
  • Added a new Canon RF lens (thanks Norbert Wasser)
  • Decode Canon ShutterMode (thanks John Moyer)
  • Extract LensModel from some Olympus MOV videos
  • Generate MediaDataOffset/Size for MOV videos with zero-sized MDAT chunk
  • Improvements to CBOR reader, including hex dump with -v3 option
  • Recognize Final Cut Pro XML files
  • Allow binary data of Protected tags to be extracted with the -X -j and -php options with -b by setting the API RequestAll option to 3
  • Changed name of “Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6” lens with LensType 38 to add “II” to the name (Exiv2 issue 1906)
  • Fixed runtime warning when processing files with a .DIR extension

Changes in version 12.32

  • Added support for CBOR-format metadata in JUMBF (note that JUMBF support is still experimental)
  • Added a new Nikon LensID
  • Added a new Pentax LensType
  • The code timed GPS for two more dashcam formats
  • Support reference direction columns in -geotag CSV input
  • Removed generation of GPSSpeedRef and GPSTrackRef tags in timed metadata for most dashcam formats when speed is km/h and track is relative to true north
  • Patched to allow writing of console output to named pipes
  • Fixed formatting of InternalSerialNumber for some Panasonic cameras
  • Fixed bug in arg_files/xmp2exif.args support file

Version number 12.33
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Phil Harvey
License type GPL
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